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Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to Physics

    Introduces physics, the scientific method, measurement, and mathematics in physics.

  • 2. Motion in a Straight Line

    Covers one-dimensional kinematics including position, velocity, and acceleration.

  • 3. Forces

    Explains Newton's Laws of Motion and presents problems of force including friction.

  • 4. Vectors

    Covers vector mathematics used for two- and three-dimensional problems.

  • 5. Motion in Two Dimensions

    An overview of projectile, circular, and simple harmonic motion.

  • 6. Universal Gravitation

    Presents Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion and Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation.

  • 7. Momentum

    Covers impulse, momentum, and conservation of momentum in one and two dimensions.

  • 8. Work, Power, and Simple Machines

    Explains work, power, and the relationship between the two; illustrates the six simple machines.

  • 9. Energy

    Introduces different forms of energy and energy conservation.

  • 10. Thermal Energy

    Describes heat, temperature, and thermal energy transfer.

  • 11. The Fluid States

    Describes the characteristics of fluids and explains the Universal and Combined Gas Laws.

  • 12. Waves and Energy Transfer

    Introduces transverse and longitudinal waves and illustrates wave phenomena such as the Doppler effect.

  • 13. Light

    Presents the characteristics of light including reflection and refraction.

  • 14. Geometric Optics

    Explains the geometry of concave and convex mirrors and lenses using the mathematical ray model for light.

  • 15. Diffraction and Interference of Light

    Uses the wave model of light to introduce the concept of wave interference.

  • 16. Static Electricity

    Covers the basic properties of electrical interaction and introduces Coulomb’s Law to explain the force between charged particles.

  • 17. Electric Fields

    Explains the existence of electric fields and electric potential, and introduces the capacitor.

  • 18. Current Electricity

    Covers the flow of electricity and energy consumption in circuits with resistors.

  • 19. Electrical Circuits

    Explains the mathematical procedures for analyzing circuits that have resistors in series, parallel, or a combination of the two.

  • 20. Magnetic Fields

    Covers the properties of magnets and the relationship between electric current and magnetic fields fundamental to the function of electric motors.

  • 21. Electromagnetic Induction

    Explains the electromotive force, electric generators, Lenz’s Law, and the function and mathematics of transformers.

  • 22. The Nucleus

    Explains phenomena at the atomic level, such as radioactivity, nuclear reactions, and quarks.

  • 23. The Atom

    Covers the development of Bohr’s model of the atom and the change to the quantum mechanical model.

  • 24. Astrophysics

    Gives a brief history of astronomy and explains classification and the life cycle of stars.

  • 25. Relativity

    Explains Einstein’s theories of Special and General Relativity.

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